Woolavington – An Open Race

Open to all age groups of fillies and mares

Rising stars in None Other, Saartjie and Gilded Butterfly take on older and more experienced fillies in Rain In Holland and Marina in the Gr1 Woolavington 2000 at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday.

A change in conditions sees the race open to all age groups of fillies and mares. A competitive race awaits!

Connection’s comments:

Rain In Holland: “I’m happy with the way she’s moving. Nice and fresh”, Sean Tarry. “After I sat on her on Saturday, I think she’s in a good space. She’s got a very, very nice draw.”- S’Manga Khumalo.

None Other: “She’s fit and well. Unfortunately the draw didn’t favour us. Hopefully she’ll travel to Greyville better than she did last time. It’s a year later and she’s a lot more mature.”-Lucky Houdalakis.

Silver Darling: “She’s in a very good space. Looks amazing. I do think she’ll be right on top of them.”-Justin Snaith.

Marina: “She’s had 2 gallops since she’s gotten to Durban. This race was never on the calendar until they opened the race up, so it was a little bit of a rush to get her here.”-Candice Bass-Robinson.

Saartjie: “There was a lot of interference in the race (WSB Fillies Guineas), and she probably suffered the most. In the last 10 days she’s really come back to herself”, Byron Foster. “Hopefully she’ll run the same race (as in the WSB Fillies Guineas) and I think she’s got a chance.”- Robert Khathi.

Gilded Butterfly: “She’s actually a dark horse in the race. I think Mr Pettigrew has got her in a good space as you can see from her last win. I think she’ll be competitive.”-Keagan de Melo.

Time Flies: “This is definitely a step up in class for her and it might have come a little bit too soon after her last run, as she had to go back to Joburg,”-Anthony Delpech. “I think she’s come on lengths from her last start.” – James Crawford.

Peach Daiquiri: “She took the race well (WSB Fillies Guineas) and that’s why we decided to come down for the Woolavington. Saturday will be a big test to see if she goes the 2000. She has chance to do that on her female line,”- Alec Laird.

Hold My Hand: “This is her trip. This is the race we wanted to go for. She never cracks a draw,” – Glen Kotzen.

Lady Of Power: “We’re fortunate to have a very good draw. I really thought 3-year-olds should run with 3-year-olds, but she’s a classy filly,”- Muzi Yeni.

Light Of The Moon: “She’s looking to regain her earlier form. Could be a likely front runner here,” – Racing News.

Virginia Sweet: “She over-raced in the first part of the race (WSB Fillies Guineas) … but she rounded off her race and ran a good 3rd. It is a jump in class. She’s got a favourable draw,”-Glen Kotzen.

Ice Sunsation: “A big jump up in class and well out of it. She’s in there to do a job and make sure the pace is genuine,” – Byron Foster.

Ipso Facto: “She’s shown that she’s got the ability to compete in this level of race and just hoping for a good run from her,” – Ashley Fortune.

Watch the preview show below:

  • Courtesy of Racing News’ Michele Wing: Nkululeko Mbhele: Sanette Holmes: Candiese Lenferna

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